Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/02

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Subject: Re: [Fwd: [Leica] Re: Stolen Goods]
From: "Tom Wyse" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 16:06:27 -0500

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From: Patrick G. Sobalvarro <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, June 02, 1998 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Fwd: [Leica] Re: Stolen Goods]

>I like reading old detective novels, and I guess I find The Case of the
>Photo Fair Leica Thief interesting for the same reasons.  But something
>occurred to me, which is that of course we don't know that the seller
>has knowingly committed a crime.  He or she may be a small camera shop
>owner who bought these items from a thief who had a very good story.  Or
>possibly the person who reported the items as stolen is nuts -- I know
>that while almost everyone I speak to at the San Mateo show is pleasant
>and rational, there are in fact a few people who seem to have a screw
>So I hope we do find out what happened, in case we happen to run into
>the seller again.
>P.S. I think one of the best twists in The Case of the Photo Fair Leica
>Thief is how the police receive one of the crucial reports from an alert
>LUG member who faxes them the advertisement from Tokyo!

If you read his ads closely, they would lead one to believe that he is very
familure with the cameras in question and has perhaps even used
them....rather unlikely,,>